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Yorkshire favourite Ribchester beaten by Dettori at Ascot

Persuasive made sure Frankie Dettori was on the scoresheet on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot as she ran out an impressive winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

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Quiet Reflection ridden by jockey Dougie Costello on the way to winning the Commonwealth Cup during day four of Royal Ascot 2016, at Ascot Racecourse. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Champions Day: Quiet Reflection can finish on a lucrative high

KARL BURKE’S season to remember will be complete if stable star Quiet Reflection rounds off a fabulous racing career by winning today’s Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

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Trainer Brian Ellison

Ellison set to unleash Ravenhill ‘machine’

BRIAN Ellison is looking forward to Ravenhill Road’s imminent hurdling debut.

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Dynamic duo: Ribchester and jockey William Buick come home to win the Queen Anne Stakes during day one of Royal Ascot. (Picture: John Walton/PA)

Weekend Interview: William Buick - ‘I’m 100 per cent’ ready for Champions Day

THIS celebratory photograph shows what Ribchester and big-race success means to acclaimed jockey William Buick.

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BIG DAY AHEAD: Jordan Vaughan on Quiet Reflection, walking to the gallops at Middleham.

Quiet Reflection’s ‘different class’ can deliver Ascot prize for Harley

MARTIN Harley did not need a second invitation when trainer Karl Burke called asked if he would ride superstar sprinter Quiet Reflection – Yorkshire’s horse of the year – this season.

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Aclaim ridden by Oisin Murphy (right) wins The Alan Wood Plumbing and Heating Park Stakes at Doncaster.

Trainer Meade pays a warm tribute as his Doncaster victor Aclaim is retired to stud

ACLAIM, the eyecatching winner of Doncaster’s Park Stakes on St Leger day, has been retired to stud.

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American Craftsman wins the first race of the new season of racing at Wetherby. 
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Haydock may be next up for Jedd O’Keefe’s Sam Spinner

TRAINER Jedd O’Keeffe is eyeing an appearance at Haydock next month for Sam Spinner following his fine effort in defeat at Chepstow last Saturday.

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Cracksman ridden by Frankie Dettori wins the Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes during Juddmonte International Day of the Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse. (Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Dettori backs Cracksman to land him Ascot honours

FRANKIE Dettori has no qualms about Cracksman dropping back in trip for the Qipco Champion Stakes as he looks forward to a stellar book of rides at Ascot on Saturday.

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American Craftsman wins the first race of the new season of racing at Wetherby Racecourse, in the shadow of the new Millennium West Stand.
 (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Wetherby harbours grand ambitions to join racecourse elite

WETHERBY Racecourse’s fixture list could be set for a prize money boost following the official opening of its new £3.5m grandstand.

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Brian Ellison's Seamour, right, will be in action over the hurdles at Wetherby today, as the West Yorkshire course launches its 2017-18 season.

Seamour ready for return to hurdling – Ellison

BRIAN ELLISON is hopeful top Flat standard-bearer Seamour can become a high-class hurdler.

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Ribchester ridden by jockey William Buick comes home to win the Queen Anne Stakes on June 20 at Royal Ascot. Picture: John Walton/PA

Richard Fahey happy with Ribchester ahead of big Ascot date

RICHARD FAHEY has issued an upbeat bulletin ahead of stable star Ribchester’s appearance in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Europe’s richest mile contest, at Ascot on Saturday.

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Group One-winning filly Blond Me winning at York earlierr in the year under Oisin Murphy.

Blond Me romps to Group One glory for Murphy and Balding

BLOND Me recorded a famous success for Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy in the Grade One E. P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine in Canada.

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Jockey Brian Hughes celebrates on board Ballyalton after victory in the Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase during Champion Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Cheltenham hero due at Wetherby

CHELTENHAM Festival hero Ballyalton could return from injury over hurdles at Wetherby’s season-opening meeting on Wednesday.

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Tributes to ‘shrewd’ North Yorkshire trainer Haslam

Group One-winning former trainer Pat Haslam has died aged 69.

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Sovereign Debt

Trainer Carr hoping key duo can end the season on high note

THIS has already been a season to remember for Ruth Carr thanks to stable star Sovereign Debt’s three high-profile wins – and a host of gallant runs in defeat.

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Laurens ridden by PJ McDonald wins the bet365 Fillies' Mile from September, left, at Newmarket.

‘Ballerina’ Laurens holds on for Fillies Mile glory under McDonald

FOR TWO agonising minutes, jockey PJ McDonald’s racing dream hung in the balance.

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Laurens ridden by P.J. McDonald wins the William Hill May Hill Stakes at Doncaster last month.

Laurens deserves Fillies tilt says rider McDonald

EVEN though jockey PJ McDonald remains in the form of his life, he’s under no illusion about the scale of the task as he seeks a landmark Group One win aboard the flourishing filly Laurens.

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Limato and Harry Bentley

Candy is frustrated by Limato’s inactivity

VETERAN trainer Henry Candy admits it has been a frustrating year with Limato ahead of his seasonal swansong in the Godolphin Stud And Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes.

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Paul Hanagan Flat Jockey
©Pic Mark Cranham

Paul Hanagan: Multiple winners required in quest to be Knavesmire’s top jockey

I’m on the coattails of the leaders in the race to be top jockey at York so I’m going all out today to get in front.

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Trainer Aidan O'Brien.

O’Brien has Frankel’s record in sight ahead of Happily trip to Newmarket

AIDAN O’Brien fields Happily in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket tomorrow as he hunts down a 24th top-level success of the year.

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